Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Dear Haters Of Hillary Rodham Clinton: Please give her a chance. Please take another look and help her succeed. why all the hatred?http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8718.html Why all the disgust? http://www.againsthillary.com/ why all the bashing http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2008/02/hillary-clinton-whines-to-huffington.html? I want to show my girls that a powerful woman can be liked. Not just liked, but admired for being smart and strong. When I tell my girls that they can do anything they set their minds to … I want Hillary to be the illustration of why that cliché is not just an empty statement. My oldest daughter started taking Tae Kwon Do lessons at the age of 5 ... by 9 she was a black-belt. She told me from the start "I want a black belt just like Master Oh"… and she did it! She is smart and strong and can pretty much kick my ^@($@ if she wanted to. She has won many trophies at Tae Kwon Do Tournaments. Some of the prizes I have to admit were given to her by default. Meaning there were no other girls to compete with her in her belt class. I guess they’re all in Ballet? When she was 6 she took Chess as an after-school enrichment class. The teacher passed out forms for a tournament. My girl thought nothing of marching right up to me with the form and saying “mommy I want to do this.” So we drove 2 hours away to Timbuktu New Jersey and she came home with an 8th place trophy! She was the only girl to compete in her age group. Why aren't more moms placing their girls into these more challenging formerly masculine pursuits? (I'll save that for another blog entry) My biggest concern is ... are these all positive attributes? Am I setting her up to be another Hillary? A strong, intelligent independent woman that everyone hates? Why, please tell me why do people hate Hillary so much? And why is Obama doing so well with so little experience? Doesn’t experience count for anything? How will Obama work the political chess game of Washington? Ya ok she has a bit of a creepy smile when she senses a blow to her mojo. But what about foreign policy experience. And what about her background in health-care? Another huge cliché ... I always tell my kids "you can’t possibly learn without making mistakes." So she made some mistakes… but in doing so … I think she is the PERFECT person to tackle universal health-care. And I’m sorry… I’d much rather see someone fess up to doing something wrong… as Hillary has done with her decision on the war in Iraq… than just simply voting “present” on tough issues. Obama voted "present" when it came to allowing sex shops near schools! YUCK! What a serious cop out! And why do the debate moderators seem to give Barack the upper hand? Here’s what Hillary pointed out… "Can I just point out that in the last several debates, I seem to get the first question all the time? I do find it curious, and if anybody saw 'Saturday Night Live,' you know, maybe we should ask Barack if he's comfortable and needs another pillow." I have the same feeling when I watch the debates… its like ok… Mr. Obama… what can we get you to make you more comfortable... would you like another sip of water? So I ask everyone... Are we really ready for the “lipstick Jungle” women and "Cashmere Mafia” ladies? I think we are! Then we need to get beyond the façade of appearances and look to experience. Hillary is clearly more qualified! So again… dear haters of Hillary Rodham Clinton… give her a chance. If not for the women in your life… for your daughters and their daughters. And your sons to realize that strong independent women are not to be feared.